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125 Acre Fire Burning Near Shady Cove

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NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. — Oregon Department of Forestry is responding to a 125 acre fire, designated as the Alder Creek Fire, burning 16 miles northeast of Shady Cove and about 15 miles up Elk Creek Road.

The fire was first reported at around 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

ODF says they are responding with one bulldozer, four engines, two water tenders, and two 20-person foot crews. ODF says crews are currently making good progress, putting out spot fires and making a fire line.

The red flag warning is still in place over our area for favorable fire weather conditions through noon.

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  1. Tracy Cohen says:

    I am up here in the Shady Cove area and was hiking yesterday and watched this explode! The day before there was quite a plume from the slash burning YET the NWS had broadcast that there were fire watch warnings forecast! All night long tanker trucks came through town and I knew that it was blowing up on them. Sheer stupidity! Also a great use of our tax dollars! Those loggers really know what they are doing now don’t they! Let er burn, they will just clear cut it all anyway…

    1. Christine says:

      Evidently you do not know what you are talking about. Must be an Enviro Nut from down south some where. Just go back if you do not like our way of life. Logging is a huge part of our economy and there is no more “clear cutting” on public land. A land owner can clear cut if he wants but they ALWAYS replant for the future. Please don’t leave ignorant comments. It is very sad that this fire started for all of us.

    2. Randy Eggleston says:

      The reason why this fire is still burning i do to all of the fuel ( under brush )’ we need to be able to log more areas so the under brush (fuel) would be gone. If it wasn’t for loggers you wouldn’t have the town of shady cove.

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